As I venture off on a 5 day trip, quotes on travel came to mind. Here goes before I hit the road!
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel
is to be able to experience
everyday things as if for the first time,
to be in a position in which
almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.
I travel for travel’s sake.
The great affair is to move.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
A man travels the world in search of what he needs
and returns home to find it.
Experience, travel- these are as education in themselves.
Only he that has traveled the road
knows where the holes are deep.
We must go beyond textbooks,
go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness
and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey.
-John Hope Franklin
Two roads diverged in a wood,
and I- I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind
is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel:
one knows that the first joy can never be recovered,
and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes
but tries new places all the time.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry,
but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die,
it can introduce the idea
that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.